As in most cities, the bars are a favourite gathering spot for the gays and lesbians in Paris. Most offer a happy hour in the afternoon until about 20H00 or 21H00.

When the weather is nice, they set out the tables on the terrace so you can sit and drink and enjoy the sights.

The bars often serve as a launch pad for a few drinks before heading to the clubs.

A typical weekend evening might be happy hour, followed by a restaurant, followed by a few drinks at a bar before going out clubbing.

The last metro is at 01H20 on weekdays and 02H20 on Saturday nights. Getting a taxi on Friday and Saturday nights is next to impossible.

Another solution is to use the "Velib" or bicycle stations that you see all around Paris. Put in your credit card and you can ride the bike for 30 minutes for 1 euro. The prices increase exponentially after 30 minutes, so try to get to your destination and park you bike in another station within the 30 minutes; othewise you might find yourself with a hefty bill.

Boutique Fabien Nobile
7 rue Ferdinand Duval
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 42 78 51 12
Hours: 12H00 - 20H00
12H00 - 21H00 Thursdays
Metro Saint Paul
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Boy's Bazaar
5 rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 42 71 34 00
Hours: 14H00 - 22H00
13H00 - 23H00 Fridays and Saturdays
Metro Hôtel de Ville
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Darwin Rod
11 rue des Ecouffes
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 48 87 61 69
Hours: 12H00 - 19H30
Metro Saint Paul
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Les Dessous d'Apollon
17 rue du Bourg Tibourg
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 42 71 87 37
Hours: 12H00 - 19H30
15H00 - 19H30 Sundays
Metro Hôtel de Ville
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Factory's
3 rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 48 87 29 10
Hours: 12H00 - 20H00
12H00 - 22H00 Fridays and Saturdays
14H00 - 20H00 Sundays
Metro Hôtel de Ville
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Les Mots à la Bouche
6 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004 Paris
Phone: 01 42 78 88 30
Hours: 11H00 - 23H00
14H00 - 20H00 Sundays
Metro Hôtel de Ville
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